Sémillon: The Courtesan

Sémillon gets its title because when lovingly produced it is downright sexy.

  • Dry and sweet wines
  • France, Sauternes, Bordeaux Blanc
  • Australia, Hunter Valley, Adelaide Hills
  • Washington State
  • Easy to cultivate
  • Low in acidity
  • Note that the Aussies spell Semillon without the accent.

Sémillon, blended with some Sauvignon Blanc, is the grape used for the exquisite sweet Sauternes from Château d’Yquem in the Graves region of Bordeaux.

Australia’s Hunter Valley has made a reputation for carefully produced single varietal Sémillon